Category: MCLS

01 May

MCLS hosted Spring 2020 eResources Meeting virtually

eJournals, Group Subscriptions, MCLS, News by Jan Davidson

Normally a face-to-face event, the MCLS 2020 Spring eResources Meeting went virtual this year. Academic librarians gathered via Zoom on Friday, April 17 for the annual meeting to review upcoming multi-year eResource renewals. The day-long event featured morning presentations by Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science) and SpringerNature (SpringerLink), where renewal details and product updates were …Read more »

15 Aug

Job Opportunity: Administrative Assistant and Receptionist

Job postings, MCLS, News by Heather

MCLS is seeking an energetic, highly motivated individual to join our staff as an Administrative Assistant and Receptionist. Duties for this position include (but are not limited to): • Maintain and support operations throughout the MCLS main office in Lansing, MI • Ensure that the building is accessible during office hours • Answer phones, process …Read more »

20 Jun

MCLS awarded Indiana LSTA grant for digital literacy

MCLS, News, Staff, Technology by Pam Seabolt

MCLS is excited and pleased to have been chosen as a recipient of a 2019 Indiana LSTA grant in the amount of $7,990 to support the development of digital skills and literacies of Indiana library staff. The grant project includes equipment for a mobile Chromebook Lab and five workshops that will be delivered throughout Indiana …Read more »

23 May

Call for Nominations to Serve on the MCLS Board of Directors

MCLS, MCLS Board, Membership, News by Heather

The MCLS Nominating Committee seeks nominations from the membership for the following openings on the MCLS Board of Directors: At-Large Library Representative (Indiana) Public Library Representative (Indiana) Academic Library Representative (Michigan) Special Library Representative (Michigan) Please note that incumbent Board Representatives in the four positions are eligible to run for another three-year term. Each seat …Read more »

23 Oct

Executive Director Search Update

Director, MCLS, MCLS Board, News, Staff by Heather

After a thorough process, which included a nationwide search, two rounds of interviews, and feedback from staff and members, the MCLS Board of Directors was not able to successfully fill the Executive Director position. “Naturally, we are disappointed with the outcome of this search,” said Eva Davis, MCLS Board President. “We remain committed to recruiting …Read more »

11 Oct

Nancy Kirkpatrick, Associate Director at MCLS, announces new position

MCLS, News by Jan Davidson

Nancy Kirkpatrick, Associate Director at MCLS, has announced that she will be the next Executive Director of OhioNET in Columbus, Ohio. She begins her new job on January 3, 2019. “MCLS has been a great experience for me. I value the friends and colleagues that I have come to know during the last four years, …Read more »

14 Sep

2018 Membership Ballot: Slate of Nominees

MCLS, MCLS Board, Membership, News by Heather

The MCLS Board of Directors has accepted the Nominating Committee’s proposed slate of candidates for the five seats whose terms expire at the end of December 2018. Electronic voting to approve the slate of candidates begins on September 17. All Member Representatives should receive an email on September 17 with voting instructions. Votes will be …Read more »

14 Mar

MCLS Executive Director Retirement Press Release

MCLS, MCLS Board, News, Staff by Heather

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2018 LANSING, March 14, 2018 – Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) announced today that Randy Dykhuis, Executive Director, will retire from his position effective December 31, 2018. Dykhuis has been the Executive Director of MCLS since its creation in 2010. Prior to that, he served as the Executive Director …Read more »

21 Sep

Annual Membership Meeting scheduled for November 17

Mark your calendars for the MCLS Annual Membership Meeting to place place from 10-11am Eastern (9-10am Central) on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. This year’s membership meeting will be held online using Zoom online meeting software and will feature reports from MCLS President Eva Davis, Executive Director Randy Dykhuis, and MCLS Treasurer (and Audit Committee Chair) …Read more »

06 Sep

2017 Membership Ballot: Slate of Nominees and Bylaws Amendments

The MCLS Board of Directors has accepted the Nominating Committee’s proposed slate of candidates for the five seats whose terms expire at the end of December 2017. Electronic voting to approve the slate of candidates begins on September 18. All Member Representatives should receive an email on September 18 with voting instructions. Votes will be …Read more »